Live Theatre

Live Theatre is one of the UK’s leading producers and presenters of new plays and champions the art of writing for the stage. The support of the Gillian Dickinson Trust has been an instrumental ingredient in Live Theatre’s success over a number of years.

Where it all began

The Gillian Dickinson Trust offers support to small charities in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and County Durham. Our aims are to promote creativity in young people and to help those who have a deprived life.

The Trustees are committed to achieving the goals, and to live up to, the aspirations left to us by Gillian. This website is therefore an opportunity to demonstrate the progress we have made and to invite eligible organisations to apply for funding support... read more

Notifications of approval of Grants

We will try to notify all applicants of the success or otherwise of their applications within three weeks of a trustees’ meeting. Please be patient with us if sometimes we not meet these timelines.

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Our next trustee meeting is:
Friday 29 June 2018

The deadline for the next round of applications is:
Friday 15 June 2018

Cheeseburn Sculture - GDNE Young Sculptor of the Year 2016/17

Cheeseburn provides a showcase for sculpture, sound and educational projects with a unique atmosphere where people can encounter the work of new and established artists in the setting of the historic architecture and gardens of Cheeseburn Grange, Northumberland.